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I did. I looked at a 2011 Edge and found it to be quite a bit nicer than the 2010 Edge. They redid the front end and the interior/dash.
I was surprised to find the Edge and Venza were so close in size, the Edge drove much bigger. The Edge has the "My Touch" available if you like the high tech stuff. We didn't have any interest, the Edge felt really big and heavy, we were looking for something more like the Venza.
For our needs we had the Venza first, Outback second and the Ford 3rd. And I am a Ford person through and through.
The Ford is nice, no doubt but it just wasn't the car for us.
 

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Is Ford Edge My Sync really that good?

While the MyFord Touch Sync system may look like a great system it seems to have its share of problems. Read what actual owners think:

http://www.fordedgeforum.com/index.php?/topic/5765-my-sync-is-dead/

Must be nice when it doesn't work and you can't use your a/c, heat, etc. Sounds like Ford has some more work to do.
 

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Going car shopping on Saturday (Not for me, for the gf)

I'll make a quick trip to the Ford dealership at the automall, lol.
 

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Sync isn't for me as I can't even get the blue-tooth on the Venza to dial out without feeling like the process has taken my eyes (and brain) off the road too long. I can't imagine having even more things being under voice command. Nice idea but it won't be a selling feature for me.

When I first did my search Ford never came up as an option. I used a site where I plugged in the features and price range and Venza was the only vehicle that ticked all the boxes. I did give a brief glance at a couple of other vehicles but I fell in love with the Venza. Ironcally my last car was American in name - but assembled in Mexico while this one is seen as an import but most of it is made in the US.
 

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Thanks Bolts Fan for this unbelievable link.

I'll try to paste it again.

http://www.fordedgeforum.com/index.php?/topic/5765-my-sync-is-dead/

How can a Ford dealership in good conscience actually sell these things, knowing they'll be back in 300 miles with no heat etc and no fix?

Thanks for reminding me why I bought a Toyota, not that I needed the reminding. Reliability is king.

Ive been following this forum for over a year and cant recall a Venza thread that mentions a mechanical fault. Mine's been perfect.
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venzoid - you're welcome. I just got tired of hearing how wonderful this MyFord Touch Sync system is and wanted to find out what actual Edge owners think.

This forum has been a wealth of info and helped me make an informed decision on our '09 Venza and I have zero regrets. With over 11K miles we have had no issues and it is the most comfortable vehicle we have owned. Eventhough the NAV system has been the topic of some negative discussions on this forum, apart from the passenger not being able to enter addresses, etc while the vehicle is in motion, the system has served us wonderfully. My wife is the main driver and she is not into all the tech gadge but just loves the system as she has had no problems using it. :thumbsup:
 

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MotorWeek was not thrilled with MyFord touch either:

And like a smart phone, there's no tactile feel, so you have to look at the screen when you actually want to make a touch selection. We find that distracting and it's also annoying, especially when the system locks up like it did for us.

Now there are redundant controls for stereo and climate below, but they're very sensitive, so again you have to look at what you're touching.​

Full review: http://www.mpt.org/motorweek/reviews/rt3012a.shtml
 

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I took my 2007 mustang into the ford dealer this morning for some routine stuff. While there I drove the new Edge. Please note - I would have NO interest in purchasing an electronics package (i.e. SYNC) with a car attached. We bought our 2010 6 cyl FWD venza in April and currently have about 7,000 miles on it. I drove the edge solely to compare it with the venza and to fill some time. I found the edge to be a significant step up from the venza in build quality and ride. (We have the goodyears that ride like they are made of wood.) I would say it is more comparable to a lexus in build quality than it is a venza. We are fine with our venza. We bought it with the intent of keeping it 10 years and we will. My wife has some health issues and the venza is by far the easiest vehicle we have found for her to enter/exit and that is very important to us. The alignment on our dash is ok, but the dash, both front door panels, back hatch and somewhere else in the back have lots of rattles and the console between the seats squeeks when an arm is rested on it. It's been in three times to fix rattles, but they persist. The venza is a sharp looking car and the 6 cyl has adequate power, but the interior build quality is not up to par. It is what I would expect in an entry level econobox and I think that is what car reviewers and consumers mean when they talk about toyota quality falling. We were cash buyers and money was not an object, but if both cars (edge and venza) were offered to us at this time we'd buy the venza for ease of entry/exit only. I think ford pushes the gadgets for the younger crowd - perhaps if they would push the build quality of the edge they would attract more buyers like myself - in my 50s. Don't bash me for my comments as they are merely honest comments from a venza owner who would buy another venza if given the opportunity. BTW, the 2007 GT Premium mustang interior is nothing to write home about either.
 

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I took my 2007 mustang into the ford dealer this morning for some routine stuff. While there I drove the new Edge. Please note - I would have NO interest in purchasing an electronics package (i.e. SYNC) with a car attached. We bought our 2010 6 cyl FWD venza in April and currently have about 7,000 miles on it. I drove the edge solely to compare it with the venza and to fill some time. I found the edge to be a significant step up from the venza in build quality and ride. (We have the goodyears that ride like they are made of wood.) I would say it is more comparable to a lexus in build quality than it is a venza. We are fine with our venza. We bought it with the intent of keeping it 10 years and we will. My wife has some health issues and the venza is by far the easiest vehicle we have found for her to enter/exit and that is very important to us. The alignment on our dash is ok, but the dash, both front door panels, back hatch and somewhere else in the back have lots of rattles and the console between the seats squeeks when an arm is rested on it. It's been in three times to fix rattles, but they persist. The venza is a sharp looking car and the 6 cyl has adequate power, but the interior build quality is not up to par. It is what I would expect in an entry level econobox and I think that is what car reviewers and consumers mean when they talk about toyota quality falling. We were cash buyers and money was not an object, but if both cars (edge and venza) were offered to us at this time we'd buy the venza for ease of entry/exit only. I think ford pushes the gadgets for the younger crowd - perhaps if they would push the build quality of the edge they would attract more buyers like myself - in my 50s. Don't bash me for my comments as they are merely honest comments from a venza owner who would buy another venza if given the opportunity. BTW, the 2007 GT Premium mustang interior is nothing to write home about either.

You do realize,that acknowledging flaws in a Toyota is hearsay?...lol
 

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While the MyFord Touch Sync system may look like a great system it seems to have its share of problems. Read what actual owners think:

http://www.fordedgeforum.com/index.php?/topic/5765-my-sync-is-dead/

Must be nice when it doesn't work and you can't use your a/c, heat, etc. Sounds like Ford has some more work to do.

Sounds like a real pain in the rear....I guess thats what happens when things are made needlessly complex to satisfy the gadget freaks...
 

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You do realize,that acknowledging flaws in a Toyota is hearsay?...lol
This is my first toyota and I'm not a basher, but I share information for the purpose of benefiting others and hope they do the same for me. My brother owns a 2002 base tacoma with 197k miles on it. He bought it new and changes oil every June (yes, once a year) and has had no repairs! None! He removed the plugs at 100k, but simply put them back in. I would not attempt that in anything I own. I just hit 25k on my 2007 mustang and have been trouble free from day one. It is my first ford and also the first new vehicle I've ever had without having to take it to the shop for warranty work of any kind. I did pay to have my plugs removed and checked - it wasn't necessary, but to me it was worth the peace of mind. They were fine and didn't need anything.
 

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I have owned many Fords in the past. I am now a Toyota fan after my Tundra and now Venza, but I will say their quality is coming up, which is a good thing. I also would pass on the SYNC system, still can't get my bluetooth working right, but oh well. Love the Venza!!!!
 

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I have owned many Fords in the past. I am now a Toyota fan after my Tundra and now Venza, but I will say their quality is coming up, which is a good thing. I also would pass on the SYNC system, still can't get my bluetooth working right, but oh well. Love the Venza!!!!
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I have always been a Toyota man ever since my first L6 1978 Toyota Cressida. Never been impressed with Ford product until I saw the 2011 Edge and 2011 Explore. I think their engineering department and their quality assurance department got a kicked in the pants and got things rolling quite well for them. I am quite happy to see American car moving up the quality and reliability department.

I don't know about their Microsoft? Sync System but I like the AWD rotary system they have for the Explore 2011.
 

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We have some friends who wanted to buy their first new car in 10 years. He just returned from the mideast (a contractor) and money was not an object. I pushed the camry real hard. They drove several of them and wrote them off because of the interiors (a significant downgrade from their 2000 solara). They showed me a hyundai elantra (equivalent to the corolla) and it was nicer than the camry, but a little small for them. They bought a hyundai sonata. They could have bought the equivalent camry (including incentives) for $3,000 less. I'm in my 50s, but I thought it would be many years before I'd see someone paying more for a hyundai than a toyota - and certainly not $3,000 more. And to be honest - if given the same choices I'd have bought the sonata for the $3,000 extra.
 
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